Information changes often. We pledge to communicate what we know, when we know it. Here you'll find the most up-to-date information that shared through messages to families and changes to athletics and other items related to school learning format and COVID-19.
100% Distance Learning: Stage 2
All students participate in distance learning provided by District staff. Staff will have limited and monitored access to school sites for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.
Exception: Schools may provide instruction to students who need additional intensive learning support remotely if possible, or in-person when that is the only effective delivery method as determined by an individualized education plan.
Stage 3: Hybrid Learning
Students in greatest need of additional support participate onsite with in-person instruction or support two (2) or more days a week as determined by set criteria. All other students participate in distance learning provided by SBLSD District staff. Staff are able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
Stage 4: Hybrid Learning
All students from Stage 2 and 3, as well as all K-5 students 2 days per week onsite. All other students participate in distance learning provided by District staff. Staff are able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction. *K-5 families wishing to remain in the distance learning will have the opportunity to continue using services provided by an SBSLD staff member or 3rd party online provider.
Stage 5: Hybrid Learning
K-5 students onsite at least 2 days per week. Students in grades 6-12 participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction. *6-12 families wanting to remain in the distance learning model will be given the choice to transfer to an online program delivered by an online 3rd party service provider. Admission into the online program can only happen at semester. Before high school students transfer to the online 3rd party service provider program, they will need to meet with their guidance counselor to make sure classes and credits are aligned to the student’s High School and Beyond Plan.
Stage 6: 100% In-Person Learning (date to be determined by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department)
All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week. K-12 students who have previously selected the online program must continue in this model through the end of the school year.